CLOVER After a series of recent thefts at a Clover salvage yard, York County Sheriff's officers set up a team surveillance in order to catch the thieves in action.
Shortly after deputies set up at M&W Auto Parts on Hwy. 55 Thursday, they heard noises from behind the business.
Deputies identified themselves to the two men, who then fled, according to a sheriff's office report. One of the suspects, identified as Jett Cramer, 25, of Rock Hill tripped and fell during the chase, so deputies were able to arrest him without any further struggle. The other man got away.
Cramer, who had a bandana covering his face and wore work gloves, said he didn't know the other suspect and told deputies "he was going to remain silent," the report states.
Cramer was arrested and charged with grand larceny, criminal conspiracy and possession of burglary tools, according to the report. He remains jailed at the a York County Detention Center on a $14,000 bond.
Two others are connected with the thefts, but arrests have not been made.
The salvage yard's owner told police he found several items piled up on the back side of the lot, including two complete Corvette exhaust systems valued at $2,400. Deputies also found two duffle bags and a Monster energy drink at the scene.
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